8. Is Inequality Bad?

No two people are the same. But our differences aren’t a bad thing. In fact, our differences allows us to use our special talents and skills to trade with others and live meaningful lives.

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  • Division of labor: A production process involving many different people, each of whom specialize in and work on a different task, thereby collaborating to do something greater together than any one of them could do alone.
  • Dystopia: A society characterized by oppression, misery, and usually significant government coercion over people.

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